From Adam to Us Curriculum Package

From Adam to Us Curriculum Package

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ISBN: 9781609990831
Grades: 5-9

Product Description:

I am excited that Ray and Charlene Notgrass have written this excellent, one year world history course! While many families enjoy a chronological, multi-year approach to world history, others prefer to study history in a more traditional manner-one year at a time. Written in the engaging narrative voice' that has made the Notgrass courses beloved by many homeschool families, this new World History begins at the very foundation of our Christian foundation- Adam and journeys to the end of the 20th century, with a final unit on our interconnected world (from the thrill of world-wide sporting events to turmoil in the Middle East).

Containing 30 units, with 5 lessons per unit, this course will take students one year to complete. It is anticipated that daily lessons will take 45-90 minutes per day, although it is naturally flexible for homeschool families to set their own pace. While the target grade range is 5 through 8, families with younger children will find this a perfect read aloud' curriculum, as the text has been clearly and engagingly written.

Let me give a bit of an example of how the unit lessons are laid out. At the start of each unit, there is a brief introduction to the lessons including the recommended literature selection to accompany the reading. Each weekly unit has one lesson from each of five categories: Our World Story (major events in history); God's Wonders (impact of the world's created wonders on history and culture); World Landmarks; World Biography of some of history's most influential personalities and Daily Life (an inside view of everyday life). Daily lessons are richly illustrated with graphics and photographs, including maps of historic places and regions. At the conclusion of each lesson (approximately 5-8 pages), parents and children will select assignments to complete from a list of 5-7 assignments. Older students may be able to complete all the activities-but again- there is built-in flexibility for your individual family's needs. Assignments include readings from the Our Creative World book (collection of original documents); Map Book assignments; Timeline Book assignments; assignments from the Student Workbook and Lesson Review Book (optional resources), as well as language arts assignments covering vocabulary, creative writing, literature selections. Thinking Biblically assignments are also included with most lessons and are designed to engage students in applying Scripture to history and life. Each unit also provides a suggested weekly family activity-projects vary and include arts and crafts, recipes and games. Materials are easily found for the projects and are designed to bring the family together to enjoy time together building memories.

Curriculum package contains From Adam to Us Part 1 & 2; Our Creative World, Map Book, Timeline Book and the Answer Key to end of the lessons questions as well as the activities and tests in the Student Workbook and the questions and tests in the Lesson Review. Although it is possible to share the Map and Timeline books, they are available separately, allowing each child to have their own copy. I suspect that most children will be eager to create their own map and timeline.

If you would like to add more supplemental instruction or review, consider the Student Workbook (5th-6th grade) or the Lesson Review (7th-8th grades). Both include additional assignments that correspond to the daily lesson as well as unit tests and questions related to the literature selections. Most literature based questions are recall based. However, there are a smattering of higher level thinking questions.

Middle school children will be enthralled as they view world history through the lens of a Creator God who is alive and active, from the very foundation of our world through present day. ~ Deanne

Publisher Description:

From Adam to Us by Ray and Charlene Notgrass is a one-year world history and literature course designed for students in grades five through eight. The daily lessons are written in a narrative style and richly illustrated with color photographs and maps. Primary sources, literature, and hands-on activities help the student connect with the history in a personal way. Ages 10-14.

The From Adam to Us Curriculum Package includes the first six books listed below, enough for one child to complete the curriculum. If you are using the curriculum with more than one child, you can purchase additional consumable books, including the Map Book, Timeline Book, and either the Student Workbook or Lesson Review.

Category Description for From Adam to Us (Gr. 5-8):

I am excited that Ray and Charlene Notgrass have written this excellent, one-year world history course! While many families enjoy a chronological, multi-year approach to world history, others prefer to study history in a more traditional manner - one year at a time. Written in the engaging narrative voice that has made the Notgrass courses beloved by many homeschool families, this new World History begins at the very foundation of our Christian foundation- Adam and journeys to the end of the 20th century, with a final unit on our interconnected world (from the thrill of world-wide sporting events to turmoil in the Middle East).

Containing 30 units, with 5 lessons per unit, this course will take students one year to complete. It is anticipated that daily lessons will take 45-90 minutes per day, although it is naturally flexible for homeschool families to set their own pace. While the target grade range is 5 through 8, families with younger children will find this a perfect read aloud curriculum, as the text has been clearly and engagingly written.

Let me give a bit of an example of how the unit lessons are laid out. At the start of each unit, there is a brief introduction to the lessons including the recommended literature selection to accompany the reading. Each weekly unit has one lesson from each of five categories: Our World Story (major events in history); Gods Wonders (impact of the worlds created wonders on history and culture); World Landmarks; World Biography of some of historys most influential personalities and Daily Life (an inside view of everyday life). Daily lessons are richly illustrated with graphics and photographs, including maps of historic places and regions. At the conclusion of each lesson (approximately 5-8 pages), parents and children will select assignments to complete from a list of 5-7 assignments. Older students may be able to complete all the activities-but again- there is built-in flexibility for your individual familys needs. Assignments include readings from the Our Creative World book (collection of original documents); Map Book assignments; Timeline Book assignments; assignments from the Student Workbook and Lesson Review Book (optional resources), as well as language arts assignments covering vocabulary, creative writing, literature selections. Thinking Biblically assignments are also included with most lessons and are designed to engage students in applying Scripture to history and life. Each unit also provides a suggested weekly family activity-projects vary and include arts and crafts, recipes and games. Materials are easily found for the projects and are designed to bring the family together to enjoy time together building memories.

Curriculum package contains From Adam to Us Part 1 and 2; Our Creative World, Map Book, Timeline Book and the Answer Key to end of the lessons questions as well as the activities and tests in the Student Workbook and the questions and tests in the Lesson Review. Although it is possible to share the Map and Timeline books, they are available separately, allowing each child to have their own copy. I suspect that most children will be eager to create their own map and timeline.

If you would like to add more supplemental instruction or review, consider the Student Workbook (5th-6th grade) or the Lesson Review (7th-8th grades). Both include additional assignments that correspond to the daily lesson as well as unit tests and questions related to the literature selections. Most literature based questions are recall based. However, there are a smattering of higher level thinking questions.

Middle school children will be enthralled as they view world history through the lens of a Creator God who is alive and active, from the very foundation of our world through present day. ~ Deanne




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
5
Grade End
9
ISBN
9781609990831
Author
Ray and Charlene Notgrass
Format
Other
Brand Name
Notgrass Company
Weight
12.6 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.25" x 8.75" x 4.0"
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Christian perspective on history
Lanita G on Oct 18, 2021
We loved America the Beautiful
Lindsay C on Jul 18, 2021
Christian perspective on history
Lanita G on Oct 18, 2021
referred by a friend
Austin P on Oct 11, 2021
We loved America the Beautiful
Lindsay C on Jul 18, 2021
We love the all inclusive nature of Notgrass History and are looking forward to another year of History using this curriculum...this year in a co-op!
Gillian T on Jul 15, 2021
We have used Notgrass for the last few years. It is a solid curriculum that they are able to read and navigate themselves. They do not fight doing their history and the supplementals are great too!
Julie A on Jul 14, 2021
Looking forward to using this programs. We needed a fresh breath in our history journey.
Tabitha H on Jun 17, 2021
The Notgrass programs are thorough, colorful, and from a Christian perspective.
Jodi D on Jun 3, 2021
I liked the variety of reading each week - Our World Story, God's Wonder, World Landmark, World Biography, Daily Life. I also liked that this package included Our Created World for even more variety - short stories, poems, speeches, art images.
Anna W on Jun 1, 2021
looks interesting and christian and story like
User on Apr 19, 2021
My sister in law told me about this curriculum, and I'm excited to try it! It looks good!
Shell R on Dec 18, 2020
Excited to use this curriculum with my kids
Dmitriy G on Sep 5, 2019
colorful and thorough
Perry P on Aug 27, 2019
I think its important for my kids to learn the full history and what better place to begin than the beginning!!!! Bible and History credit from this curriculum
Rebecca H on Aug 7, 2019
We have used Notgrass curriculum in the past and loved it. (America the Beautiful, Exploring American History, and Exploring World History) I am excited to use this new From Adam to Us curriculum.
Cindy O on Jul 31, 2019
We love Mystery of History - but these books are so colorful and interesting, so we're giving them a try.
Karen D on Jul 25, 2019
Based on the reviews and my experience with America the Beautiful curriculum.
Kelly B on Jul 23, 2019
Needed for homeschooling and was least expensive on this web-site.
Stephanie H on Jul 22, 2019
Social Studies can be very dry and boring. This series has captured my daughters interest along with mine. We are excited to go through this text together.
Jonae J on Jul 11, 2019
We used Notgrass America the Beautiful last year and my child loved it! It was his choice to continue with Notgrass again this year. It is well written and we like the Christian viewpoint. He also enjoyed the student workbook. There was never any complaining to do History.
Lori L on Aug 9, 2018
highly recommended
Dana K on Aug 3, 2018
We have used Notgrass before and really like them.
Crystal H on Dec 27, 2017
We really enjoy Notgrass History. Easy to use and learn something in every lessons that is fun.
Anastasia O on Jun 20, 2017
to homeschool my child
Jonathan S on Jun 19, 2017
After years of doing specific time periods (Medieval, US History, Ancient History, etc) nice to do a year of just summing it all up. I like that the literature is incorporated and the bright and modern look to the curriculum is very appealing. Upon reviewing the content, it's presented in a way that is clear and intuitive to teach.
Jennifer P on Feb 11, 2017
I have used Georgia History from Notgrass for both of my girls and loved it. I am a working homeschooler, so the lessons being built for the independent learner are a tremendous help.
Cara G on Oct 31, 2016
I have been looking for a new history curriculum since finishing the Story of the World series. I came across this and thought it looked great for us. This will be our first time trying this one out and are looking forward to seeing how it compares to the other curriculum.
Ann on Sep 1, 2016
Spoke directly with Charlene Notgrass after product information sales rep recommended this curriculum and was inspired to purchase it!
User on Aug 11, 2016
It incorporates historical art, geography, and biographies. I've been supplementing those and am excited to have them work with the history as we go and it's already in there. I like the set up and the book looks very child friendly. I hope we like it since it's rather new to the market!
Melissa J on Jul 7, 2016
We are excited (as part of a Co-op) to try this new Notgrass World History curriculum.
Carla H on Apr 11, 2016
referred by a friend
Austin P on Oct 11, 2021
We love the all inclusive nature of Notgrass History and are looking forward to another year of History using this curriculum...this year in a co-op!
Gillian T on Jul 15, 2021
If I'm using this with 2 children, what products in the curriculum package do I need to purchase 2 of? Thanks!
A shopper on Jul 12, 2018
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Rated 5 out of 5
Adam to Us
Great Christian-based curicculum. Rainbow Resource is a valuable resource for us home-schoolers.
September 24, 2021
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
From Adam to Us takes quite a bit of time. It covers ground my husband and I never covered in school. My daughter rates this as her favorite subject, a surprise to us as no other family member is a history buff.
September 19, 2021
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A nice introduction to World History
With 14 years public school teaching experience, I tried several history curriculums for homeschooling but was not satisfied until a friend told me about Notgrass. I was hooked immediately and they are generous with sampling the material on their website so you really get a feel for what they are offering. My 6th grader completed From Adam to Us this past year. It is a nice balance between biblical history and world history. I appreciated how it included the entire world history, not just European history, and how topics were organized into weekly chunks of what was happening around the world during that similar time period. There is so much in world history that it is impossible to include everything, but I feel Notgrass gives a balanced, concise, and inclusive amount of material and families can always dive deeper into topics they want to explore further.
June 21, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
My 13 & 10 year olds are doing great with this.
January 21, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best History Curriculum I've used!
I've homeschooled for almost six years and the Notgrass History is by far the best. It has all I want in a history curriculum and more! Christian worldview, logically laid out, interesting stories, timeline and map along with various activity suggestions to do or not do. It is more than likely the only history curriculum we will use from now on. SO thankful for it!
July 31, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This is a wonderful World History curriculum
I highly recommend this World History curriculum. I used it while homeschooling my 8th grade son. We both enjoyed it. The pictures in the books are beautiful. I especially liked how this gives you a picture of what was happening in different places in God's world all throughout history. At the end of each lesson the assignments are clearly listed for you to choose from. My son did the student workbook(which he called-the fun pages), the lesson review, the mapping and he also read the suggested literature. His favorite was: The Bronze Bow. This is a wonderful curriculum that helps you to see God in all things.
July 22, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it!
Beautifully illustrated, filled with scripture, easy to read. My son is excited about starting his new history next year.
July 6, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Finished all 150 lessons
Our family (boys in 7th, 5th, and 3rd) loved this curriculum. We listened to the audio lessons together as a family and read along in the textbooks. We also used the map books, lesson review books, and literature books as read-alouds. We were enthralled with the gorgeous photos! This course presents the entire history of the world in one year, so naturally the pace is quick, and some lessons cover a lot of information. I felt the level of detail to be just right for a broad survey course like this. The varied focus of each lesson (biography, landmarks, geography) kept things interesting for all of us.
June 6, 2020
Rated 1 out of 5
Disappointed.
I ordered this curriculum because I heard so many raving reviews of people who have used this. I was looking for something for my fifth and seven graders. I think the reason I don't like this curriculum is because I was spoiled with a different curriculum that approached the same topics in a more advanced way, (Golden Prairie Press). That curriculum was designed for grades 1-6 and I used it with my sons three years ago. I ordered this one because it was geared towards older students and I thought it would be more advanced than what they had already learned. I was wrong. I felt like this curriculum would be better for the younger grades (3rd and 4th). After each lesson I leave it feeling like it was missing something, like there are so many gaps that need to be filled. There might be a sentence about something that deserves a page of content. I have gone through the first three units and the only aspect I like about it are the maps. Everything else is lacking. I feel like I simply have a printout of a Pinterest account. The authors focus so much on the photos, giving them more space on the pages than needed, leaving little room for actual content. I was also disappointed with the first novel chosen for outside reading. I was looking forward to this aspect of the curriculum but as soon as the protagonist begins talking to the ghost of his dead father I told my kids they didn't have to read it anymore. They were feeling uncomfortable with all of the references of Egyptian gods and I told them to read the book anyway to get an understanding of ancient Egyptian culture but there came a point where it left simply teaching about history and brought in occult practices. I feel like I wasted a significant amount of money and am extremely disappointed.
May 18, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5
This is an amazing curriculum
We LOVE this curriculum! So fun and wonderfully well written!
November 12, 2018


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